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Mark your calendar: New dates for Northwest Passages include Ana and Curt Warner, Washington AG Bob Ferguson

“The Warner Boys,” by Curt and Ana Warner, is the subject of a Northwest Passages Book Club gathering on April 14.
From staff reports

The Northwest Passages Book Club and Community Forum has an expanded lineup, featuring new events with Ana and Curt Warner, authors of “The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope,” and a Town Hall evening with Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

On April 14, Curt Warner, a former Seattle Seahawks running back, and wife Ana will share their story of raising twin boys with severe autism. They will be joined by former Spokesman-Review reporter Dave Boling, who helped the Warners write the book.

“These kids are going to grow up and still have autism,” said Curt Warner, who serves on the board of the Autism Society of America. “We need to be ready for adults with severe autism and that they need help. They need living conditions and jobs. We need to be ready as a society to be more accepting and inclusive.”

On June 12, Ferguson will be in conversation with Jim Camden, The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia bureau chief, about his high-profile role as Washington’s chief legal officer. Ferguson, who now lives in Seattle, began his legal career clerking for two federal judges in Spokane.

Northwest Passages, the newspaper’s community forum, also is hosting these events:

March 26: Best-selling author Pam Houston discusses “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country.” Her book is an elegy to the disappearing wild places on Earth, including her 120-acre ranch, where cellphone towers are banned and the pantry is always stocked against the next three-day snowstorm.

May 14: Nicole Chung shares “All You Can Ever Know,” her critically acclaimed memoir about family secrets, adoption and finding your roots. “Chung’s writing is vibrant and provocative as she explores her complicated feelings about her transracial adoption … and the importance of knowing where one comes from,” says Publisher’s Weekly.

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